Year: 1994 Source: Proceedings of the National Education Goals Panel, (October 28-29, 1994, Washington, D.C.), p.109-115 SIEC No: 20100236

This presentation provided an introduction to the topic of adolescent suicide. The causes of adolescent suicide were discussed, including family dysfunction & environmental pressures. The author asserts that knowledge about suicide is the most effective prevention tool & so reviews myths about suicide & the profile of a suicidal or potentially suicidal youth. The presentation concluded with an outline of eight steps in prevention. (4 refs.)